Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Surgery Traumatology

Newcastle, Australia
$103,221 to $145,803 (pro rata)
27 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Part Time
  • 0.2 FTE part-time permanent opportunity based at the John Hunter Hospital
  • Academic Level B or C+ 17% super
  • Teach undergraduate medical students in areas of surgery and orthopaedics and postgraduate traumatology students

Be part of our research community that’s changing lives.

Our vision to become a world-leading university for our regions will take passion and perseverance. We can’t do it without you.

We are looking for people to bring their global expertise to our region, and to take their impactful research to the world with us.

We are driven by our inclusive focus and are proud of our five-star rating for social equity. We are among the first 15 universities in Australia to receive the Bronze Award under the Athena Swan Charter and we’re striving to achieve Silver.

About us

The School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) is the largest of four Schools within the College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing. Its educational strengths include the Bachelor of Medical Science & Doctor of Medicine - Joint Medical Program (JMP), the Master of Traumatology (the first postgraduate coursework program of its kind in Australia, designed in response to increasing demand for trauma specialized medical professionals) and postgraduate programs in public health. The School works closely with the Hunter New England and Central Coast Local Health Districts to provide and promote interprofessional learning and collaborative health research.

The 5-year JMP is a unique partnership between the University of Newcastle, the University of New England and the Hunter New England and Central Coast Local Health Districts. The program provides an integrated problem-based learning curriculum with early and broad clinical experience alongside opportunities for research in public health and longitudinal electives in global health.

The University of Newcastle is a global leader, committed to equity and excellence. Our vision is to create a better future for our regions and world, supported by our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability.

Be challenged and imagine with us

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Surgery/Traumatology will contribute towards the three domains of academic work: Research and Innovation, Teaching and Learning, and Service and Engagement, and the University of Newcastle Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020–2025.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching and assessment of undergraduate medical students in areas of surgery and orthopaedics and postgraduate traumatology students, while contributing to continuing review and development of the programs and participating in research and administrative duties appropriate to the appointment fraction and level.

There will be strong links with academic educators and clinical colleagues at other JMP teaching campuses. There are also numerous opportunities for collaboration with Research Centres and Research Programs run through the University, the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the Central Coast Clinical School and Research Institute (CCCSRI).

This position will be based within the Hunter Clinical School, located at the John Hunter Hospital.

  • Reporting to Professor Zsolt Balogh, Professor of Surgery, you will:
  • Actively participate in undergraduate surgical teaching and assessment activities
  • Participate in evaluation processes aimed at improving the quality of teaching and the student experience
  • Lead course development and coordination activities
  • Undertake educational leadership roles at discipline, course and/or program levels
  • Actively engage with the Medical Education Research Innovation and Training Network (MERITnet) and the Academy of Clinical Educators (ACE) communities
  • Develop and strengthen the research output of the discipline, participating in interdisciplinary research
  • Establish/expand a record of quality publications, grant applications and conference presentations
  • Contribute to the work of the Discipline of Surgery in the management of discipline teaching, curriculum design and professional development

How will you inspire us?

For information on the Essential and Desirable Criteria for appointment at level B or level C, please review the relevant Position Descriptions.

If viewing this on a job board other than the University's please click ‘Apply’ to reach the University's website, where the Position Descriptions can be accessed.

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.

What we offer

Salary ranges are:

  • Level B: $103,221 to $122,576 (pro rata)
  • Level C: $126,446 to $145,803 (pro rata)

Appointment attracts full clinical loading (pro rata) plus superannuation at 17%. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience.

Appointment will be on a part time (0.2 FTE) continuing (permanent) basis.

The University is committed to being a leader in family-friendly working environments. For information on our employee benefits please visit https://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/working-here/benefits-and-conditions

Let’s be part of something bigger together.

Visit https://www.newcastle.edu.au/our-uni/jobs/job-vacancies/application-process/submitting-your-application for a guide on how to apply.

Your application must include:

  • Your ORCID ID
  • A URL link to your University Academic Profile (or equivalent)
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest in the role, which level you are applying for and including 3 relevant referees
  • Statement addressing all of the Essential and Desirable Criteria (4 pages max)
  • Your CV (5 pages max).

Please upload your CV, Cover Letter and response to the Criteria as one PDF document.

For specific position enquiries, contact Professor Zsolt Balogh on Zsolt.Balogh@newcastle.edu.au

Having difficulties? Please reach out to us at employment@newcastle.edu.au

Applications will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.

Closing date: Sunday 23rd October 2022 at 11:59 pm AEST

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you